A VEHICLE which was used to dump waste in a rural area of Bradford district has been seized.
The truck was caught dumping waste including piping, wood, carpet and hay at Long Gate in Oakworth last month.
Officers from Bradford Council’s Environmental Enforcement Team worked with Keighley Borough Wardens and local police searched local law enforcement cameras at fly dumps and found the vehicle driving towards quiet country road late at night, dumping its load.
Officers discovered the vehicle parked behind Malsis Road in Keighley and, with the support of the Keighley Borough Police Team, the vehicle was seized.
The investigation into the crime is ongoing and the owner of the vehicle will be interviewed shortly.
Councilor Sarah Ferriby, Executive Member of Healthy People and Places, said: ‘This is another example of great collaboration between our Environment Officers and West Yorkshire Police to be able to remove from the road another vehicle involved in the fly spill. If the vehicle is not roadworthy and has no resale value, it will be crushed.
Anyone who sees illegal dumping is asked to write down as many details as possible, including times and dates and vehicle registration numbers, and let the council know.
For more information, or if you witness fly tipping and have information, visit the council’s website www.bradford.gov.uk or telephone 01274 431000.